Finally it's unveiled, The Official Blog of Department of State . Yeah...Boo.
Dipnote, describes itself as an, "opportunity for participants to discuss important foreign policy issues with senior Department officials."
What's their mission?..Well..according to the State Department,
The mission of the U.S. Department of State is to create a more secure, democratic, and prosperous world for the benefit of the American people and the international community.Here is their "Welcome" message,
Through its websites and other online resources, the Department offers broad public access to a wide range of information. Blogs.state.gov offers the public an alternative source to mainstream media for U.S. foreign policy information. This blog offers the opportunity for participants to discuss important foreign policy issues with senior Department officials. Heath Kern, Editor in Chief
Welcome to the State Department's first-ever blog, Dipnote. As a communicator for the Department, I have the opportunity to do my fair share of talking on a daily basis. With the launch of Dipnote, we are hoping to start a dialogue with the public. More than ever, world events affect our daily lives--what we see and hear, what we do, and how we work. I hope Dipnote will provide you with a window into the work of the people responsible for our foreign policy, and will give you a chance to be active participants in a community focused on some of the great issues of our world today.How cute, they gave US a P.S. America, FEMA has recently been "busted" for creating their own press. Welcome, Dipnote, the Department of State's attempt at "creating the news".
With Dipnote we are going to take you behind the scenes at the State Department and bring you closer to the personalities of the Department. We are going to try and break through some of the jargon and talk about how we operate around the world.
We invite you to participate in this community, and I am looking forward to stepping away from my podium every now and then into the blogosphere. Let the conversation begin.
PS - We're new at this. It looks like we broke our own rule and used State jargon in our blog title. "Dipnote" refers to a diplomatic note. It is one of the many ways in which governments formally communicate with each other.
The dictionary definition of a diplomatic note is: "A formal communication between an ambassador and a minister (usually the foreign minister) of this host government or another ambassador." Dipnote/State Department
they have videos, too.
and to think...I wanted to be a diplomat. Training wasted, I don't fit in with these criminals. The United States will never change her outlook upon the world unless we start realigning her priorities. Look at the figures..until the State Department receives more funding than the Pentagon, the "stick" will always speak louder than the "carrot". Until the U.S. fixes the disparity...Diplomacy will always come second to Bombs.
Bombs might be louder than words, but they only solve the problems in the short term. We need leadership with a vision of Peace and Prosperity, of Hope and Progress. We don't need "Bushness as Usual".
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